My Favorite Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe

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Last Reviewed 12/08/2014

My Favorite Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, you are probably considering what to make for the big meal. So, I wanted to once again share one of my favorite heart-healthy Thanksgiving recipes.

Cranberry Slaw: A Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving Dish

One of the most heart-healthy foods on many Thanksgiving tables is cranberries. Studies have shown that these tiny red, sweet-tart berries can have a favorable impact on cholesterol. Plus, cranberries are loaded with antioxidants.

Many people serve cranberry sauce to their Thanksgiving table, which is loaded with sugar. One of the favorite traditions in the Sinatra house is to make Cranberry Slaw instead. Not only does it give you cranberries, but heart-healthy olive oil, fiber-rich cabbage, and more.

Cranberry Slaw

½ head green cabbage (about 2 cups), shredded
½ head red cabbage (about 2 cups), shredded
6 scallions, sliced, or 1 small red onion, diced (or use a combination of both)
1 cup dried cranberries
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
½ tsp. sea salt
½ tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. ground cumin
½ tsp. ground, dried mustard powder

Mix together cabbage, onions, and cranberries in large bowl. Whisk oil, vinegar, and seasonings in a small bowl. Pour over cabbage mixture; mix thoroughly. Marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour.

(Makes 8 servings, and keeps for 4-5 days.)

Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite way to enjoy cranberries?

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